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Carrot & Parsnip Seeds


Round, long, rainbow-coloured, purple or just plain orange - we've got carrots to suit every taste! Try growing carrot-fly resistant varieties for the best chance of a healthy crop. Parsnips are the perfect addition to a Sunday roast and will be even sweeter if you leave them in the ground until after a sharp frost.



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Carrot 'Nantes 2'

Daucus carota

This fast maturing selection is ideal for early sowings under glass in late winter for your first crop of the year. Carrot 'Nantes 2' produces blunt tipped, medium length roots of about 15cm (6") long. This virtually coreless variety has a rich orange colour and sweet crunchy taste. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (1500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29

Carrot 'Nantes 2' (Seed Tape)

Daucus carota

Seed tapes are an easy way to sow carrots without struggling to handle the small seeds, or the need for thinning out. Simply roll out these tapes of pre-spaced seed in a moist, well prepared seed drill. Tape length: 5m (16').


This fast maturing selection is ideal for early sowings under glass in late winter for your first crop of the year. Carrot 'Nantes 2' produces blunt tipped, medium length roots of about 15cm (6") long. This virtually coreless variety has a rich orange colour and sweet crunchy taste. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 x 5m seed tape

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.19

Parsnip 'White Gem'

Pastinaca sativa

Simply roll out the seed tapes in a prepared moist seed drill. An easy way to sow this fine flavoured parsnip which produces high yields of medium length, smooth skinned roots, simply roll out the seed tapes in a prepared moist seed drill. This tried and tested variety has good canker resistance and reliably crops well on virtually any soil type, including shallow soils. With a delicious sweet flavour, Parsnip ‘White Gem’ is ideal for roasting and adding to warming winter casseroles. Height and spread: 45cm (18”). More info
    • 1 packet (120 parsnip seeds - seed tape)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Nantes Frubund' (Fast Crop)

Daucus carota

The first genuine autumn sowing carrot! Highly regarded for its exceptionally early crops and superb cold resistance, Carrot 'Nantes Fruhbund' is a massive breakthrough in autumn sowing vegetables. Be the first to harvest carrots in spring when most people are only just sowing their first crop of the year. Best sown outdoors under cloches. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Useful links:

How to grow carrots

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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing'

Daucus carota

A quick maturing variety, Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing' is ideal for growing early crops under cloches or cold frames. The high quality, small cylindrical roots can be harvested at finger size for deep orange-red carrots with a sweet flavour and virtually no core. For an ongoing supply, sow these fast growing carrots at 14 day intervals through spring and early summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Useful links:

How to grow carrots

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    • 1 packet (1500 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

Carrot Fly Free Collection

Daucus carota

Carrot root fly is a troublesome pest but these Carrot fly resistant varieties have low levels of chlorogenic acid, a chemical which the carrot fly larvae of needs to survive. This means that they appear to be unattractive to the fly and even if your crop is attacked the larvae will soon die after doing relatively little damage. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


  • Collection comprises one pack each of:
  • Carrot 'Resistafly' - A 'Nantes' type with good early vigour, a smooth skin and excellent core colour. The uniform 15cm (6") roots store particularly well.
  • Carrot 'Flyaway' - A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a good orange skin and root colour.
  • Carrot 'Nantes 2' - This fast maturing selection is ideal for early sowings under glass in late winter for your first crop of the year.